One of the Falliday Fest tutorials showed how to make a textured Christmas tree using die-cuts. For mine, I used the small branch die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies set (Holidays Catalogue, p. 19). I die-cut a bunch (and I mean, a BUNCH) from Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz cardstock scraps, and then glued them on using the Precision Glue. The small bow from the same set was used to die-cut Red Foil paper to accent the tree. I also used the Holly Berry Builder Punch for the smaller bow at top, and added a Cherry Cobbler Mini Jingle Bell on it. The rest of the tree was adorned withe pearl rows for garlands and rhinestones. And little red birdies in there (inspired by Merry Monday #219)! Candy Cane Lane red baker's twine was added on the card as well.
This card is lovely and simple but time-consuming. It took me a whole Survivor show to die-cut enough pieces and I would estimate a good half an hour, if not more, to glue the pieces in place to cover the tree. The result is lovely, though!
Stamps: In the Meadow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Red Foil Paper
Patterned Papers: Classic Christmas (Simple Stories)
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Pearl and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Jingle Bells,
Vanilla Medium Envelope, Precision Glue